17 Total Quotes

Loren Eiseley Quotes

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist #Magic

The journey is difficult, immense. We will travel as far as we can, but we cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or to learn all that we hunger to know.
Loren Eiseley
#Possibilities #Journey

From the solitude of the wood, [Man] has passed to the more dreadful solitude of the heart.
Loren Eiseley
#Heart

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist #Art

One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist #Reflection

I am not nearly so interested in what monkey man was derived from as I am in what kind of monkey he is to become.
Loren Eiseley
#Man

One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist

Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist

Tomorrow lurks in us, the latency to be all that was not achieved before.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist

Man is always marveling at what he has blown apart, never at what the universe has put together, and this is his limitation.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist

God knows how many things a man misses by becoming smug and assuming that matters will take their own course.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist

When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone.
Loren Eiseley
#American Scientist